Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved crafting with popsicle sticks. There are all kinds of things you can make with them, so long as you’re willing to have a little imagination, and they cheap and convenient! I love teaching my kids about the crafting supplies and techniques I love most, so I’m always looking for ways to help them make easy things from popsicle sticks, especially since that’s something they can handle doing by themselves, which makes them feel independent. Recently, we spent an entire afternoon making cute popsicle stick houses! One of our kids decided to stick a magnet to the back of theirs so it would stick to the fridge, while the other glued a looped string to the back and hung it in their window. Whatever you decide to do with yours, here’s a whole guide to making the house happen!
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos or scroll to the bottom of this post to find a video tutorial, just in case you’re more of a visual learner.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Popsicle sticks
- Paint (brown, blue, and red)
- A paintbrush
- A glue stick
Gather your materials!
Find the middle of your first popsicle stick and angle your scissors upwards from there in order to cut the stick in half diagonally, creating two new, shorter sticks with angled edges.
Use one of your halved popsicle sticks as a guide to cut another in half, lining the two up end to end with the full stick underneath so you can angle your scissors along that same diagonal edge and make two more halved sticks of the same size and shape.